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Pan Am: Critics don't buy budget can support severance
However, the Minister responsible for the Games says taxpayers shouldn't worry
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After it was revealed that the former CEO for the Pan AM Games received an over $500,000 severance package, the Minister Responsible for the Games  says not to worry - they money can be found in the budget.

"These costs remain within TO2015’s $1.4 billion budget and are therefore not an additional burden to taxpayers," Minister Michael Chan wrote in a statement.

Chan goes on to say he's confident the games planning is in good shape.
 
However, Progressive Conservative Pan AM Critic Rod Jackson says it's another huge chunk of change that teh Liberal government has misspent.

He says there's no way the current Pan AM budget has the room to pay off this severance. Jackson adds there is no extra money to expand the budget, either.

Jackson stresses this is $500,000 dollars that could be put to a much better use.

He says the government isn't taking responsibility and again called for Chan to resign.

"The Liberals are handing out Olympic-sized paydays to an ousted CEO, once again," NDP Sports critic Paul Miller said in a statement.

Miller says this proves these are the "same-old Liberals" when it comes to spending taxpayer money.

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After it was revealed that the former CEO for the Pan AM Games received an over $500,000 severance package, the Minister Responsible for the Games  says not to worry - they money can be found in the budget.

"These costs remain within TO2015’s $1.4 billion budget and are therefore not an additional burden to taxpayers," Minister Michael Chan wrote in a statement.

Chan goes on to say he's confident the games planning is in good shape.
 
However, Progressive Conservative Pan AM Critic Rod Jackson says it's another huge chunk of change that teh Liberal government has misspent.

He says there's no way the current Pan AM budget has the room to pay off this severance. Jackson adds there is no extra money to expand the budget, either.

Jackson stresses this is $500,000 dollars that could be put to a much better use.

He says the government isn't taking responsibility and again called for Chan to resign.

"The Liberals are handing out Olympic-sized paydays to an ousted CEO, once again," NDP Sports critic Paul Miller said in a statement.

Miller says this proves these are the "same-old Liberals" when it comes to spending taxpayer money.

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